News archive from 18 October 2014

UK terror suspects ‘targeted police and soldiers’

UK terror suspects ‘targeted police and soldiers’

FOUR men yesterday appeared in court accused of plotting a terror attack on police officers or soldiers on the streets of London. Tarik Hassane, 21, Suhaib Majeed, 20, Nyall Hamlett, 24, and Momen Motasim, 21, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Killed by incompetence: UN admits Ebola blunders

Killed by incompetence: UN admits Ebola blunders

THE World Health Organisation has admitted botched attempts to stop the spiralling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In a draft internal document yesterday, the agency wrote that...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Cameron lays down Ukraine ultimatum to Putin

Cameron lays down Ukraine ultimatum to Putin

RUSSIA must denounce unofficial elections in rebel-held areas of Ukraine if it is to stand any chance of seeing sanctions eased, David Cameron told Vladimir Putin in a diplomatic exchange yesterday. The Russian president failed to offer any assurance...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Jane Bradley: Sweet dreams aren’t made of this

Jane Bradley: Sweet dreams aren’t made of this

It's a bit like voting for Maggie Thatcher in the 1980s. A lot of people must have done it but no-one wanted to admit it in public. But is voting No that bad? It is in some people’s eyes, yes. A friend of mine, over lunch with her workmates – all...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Politics
 
Bank of England chief hints at rate rise delay

Bank of England chief hints at rate rise delay

THE Bank of England's chief economist has given the clearest indication yet that interest rates are unlikely to rise until the middle of next year as

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Comment: All change at airports | market swings

Comment: All change at airports | market swings

ALL change at Scotland's airports. The Glasgow and Aberdeen outfits (along with Southampton) have been sold by Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) to a 50:50 joint venture composed of Spain's Ferrovial and the Australian investment bank Macquarie....

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Barriers to being in with the in-crowd

Barriers to being in with the in-crowd

Crowdfunding rules could back-fire, says Jeff Salway IT IS a high-risk gamble and you’re “very likely” to lose all your money, yet the crowdfunding boom continues as one of the sector’s biggest names targets investors in Scotland. Equity-based...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Menopause: One in four struggle to cope

Menopause: One in four struggle to cope

A QUARTER of Scottish women with menopause symptoms are "struggling to cope with life" according to new research out yesterday. The study found they are receiving little support or access to treatment for symptoms relating to hormonal...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 
The Scotsman Cartoon: Wake up to Ebola crisis

The Scotsman Cartoon: Wake up to Ebola crisis

David Cameron urged other members of the international community to step up their efforts to tackle the Ebola epidemic. It was announced that screening will be extended for travellers to the UK from West Africa. The Prime Minister insisted that...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Health
 
The Write Stuff: A Special Request by J David Simons

The Write Stuff: A Special Request by J David Simons

Poland, 1919, and Lev, a young Jew, seeks advice from his grandfather. But as we see in this extract from the new novel by J David Simon, he comes away with something altogether unexpected Lev went to the forest. He used to go there with his father,...

 
Crews take action on at-risk buildings after firefighters hurt in malicious blaze

Crews take action on at-risk buildings after firefighters hurt in malicious blaze

FIRE CREWS are set to monitor buildings across Wearside in a bid to reduce the risk of fires such as the one in which two firefighters were injured. The pair suffered minor neck injuries and burns when a ceiling collapsed at the former Penshaw House...

 
Skywatchers prepare for comet near miss with Mars

Skywatchers prepare for comet near miss with Mars

A COMET knocked from the fringes of the solar system one million years ago and discovered by a Scottish astronomer only last year is set for an epic "near miss" with Mars this weekend. Comet Siding Spring will hurtle within 87,000 miles of...

 
Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV’, warns John Kerry

Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV’, warns John Kerry

Britain and the United States have issued stark warnings that the international community will be responsible for a substantial loss of life in west Africa and a greater threat across the world unless the financial and medical response to the Ebola...

 
Deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped schoolgirls

Deal with Boko Haram over kidnapped schoolgirls

NIGERIA said yesterday that it had agreed a ceasefire with

 
Israel leads the way with vertical burial solutions

Israel leads the way with vertical burial solutions

AT FIRST glance, the multi-tiered jungle of concrete off an Israeli highway does not appear unusual in this city of bland high-rises. But the towers are groundbreaking when you consider their future tenants. They will be homes not for the living but...

 


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